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B0237 PONTIAC Code - Left Temperature Actuator

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|What are the Possible Causes of the B0237 PONTIAC Code?

  • Faulty Left Temperature Actuator
  • Left Temperature Actuator harness is open or shorted
  • Left Temperature Actuator circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Control Module

|How to Fix the B0237 PONTIAC Code?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

|B0237 PONTIAC code tech notes

A broken or damaged air temperature door and or actuator can cause this Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) to set by allowing the actuator shaft to rotate completely to its internal stop (overtravel condition). Internal stops are outside the working range of feedback potentiometers 0-250 count. If the condition exists, wiggle wires and connectors and check for poor connections.

|What is the cost to diagnose the B0237 PONTIAC code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B0237 PONTIAC code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|What are B0237 PONTIAC code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

|What Does the B0237 PONTIAC Code Mean?

Stepper motors are used for temperature regulation, air distribution control and recirculation door control. With the switches and dials on the HVAC controls, air temperature door position, mode door position and recirculation door position can be selected. The selected values are passed to the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Control Module via serial data. The HVAC control module supplies a 12 V reference voltage to the stepper motors and energizes the 4 stepper motor coils with a pulsed ground signal. The stepper motors move the appropriate doors into the calculated positions, in order to reach the desired positions.

Left Temperature Actuator

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